Boone County Sheriff Department has Man in Custody after Car Pursuit and Crash

Posted: May 8, 2013 10:29 PM by KOMU Staff
Updated: May 9, 2013 7:20 AM

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COLUMBIA - A man is in custody after a car chase, car crash and pursuit on foot. Around 6:50 p.m. on Wednesday evening a Boone County Sheriff's Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for failing to stop at a stop sign near Santa Barbara Drive.

The driver, 21 year-old Columbia resident Rashard L. Bigham failed to stop and led the deputy on a chase into the El Chaparral Subdivision. Bigham drove through the subdivision and struck a vehicle, flipping it on its side.

Following the crash, Bigham fled the scene on foot and was apprehended by a deputy moments later.

A search of the vehicle by Columbia Police Department K-9 unit, yielded an amount of marijuana, as well as a loaded, stolen assault rifle.

Bigham was wanted for warrants including: Disharging a Firearm from a Vehicle/into a Building; Armed Criminal Action, Assault First Degree, Burglary Second Degree, Theft of Firearms, and Misdemeanor Stealing.

Bigham was arrested on the following charges today:

Assault First Degree
Felony Resisting Arrest
Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Receiving Stolen Property
3 Counts of Felony Property Damage
Felony Driving While Suspended
Possession of Controlled Substance
Careless and Imprudent Driving
Property Damage Second Degree
Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle
2 Counts of Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign

Bigham bond was set at $444,335.00 as of Wednesday night. Bond for assualt in the first degree has not been set.

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